Digital photograph of the Lischke family taken during the months before they migrated to Australia in 1955. Walter Lischke migrated to Australia with his wife Gerda and four children on the MS Skaubryn in November-December 1955.

Description of Content

Man and woman seated and four children standing and seated in studio group portrait

Physical Description

black and white photograph


Statement of Historical Significance:
This collection provides an evocative insight into one family's post World War II migrant journey, from processing and transport from Bremerhaven, Germany through the ship voyage, ports, arrival and processing at Station Pier, Bonegilla and their early settlement. The photo album compliments other diaries and photo journals in the Museum's collection and demonstrates the importance to migrants of documenting their journey and creating an enduring record of this seminal human experience. The camera with which the photographs were taken is also part of the collection, providing an often rare tangible link between the technology and what it produced and the technological era represented.

More Information